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Our Teachers' Kodály Seminars Around the World - Part Two

17 July 2019

As a continuation of last year's successful programme, teachers of the Kodály Institute, with the support from the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the assistance of local embassies and cultural institutions, repeatedly held workshops and concerts in the past few months from New-Zealand to Chile, from Norway to the USA, from Japan to Portugal.

Our two-part report summarises the experiences.

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Our Teachers’ Kodály Seminars Around the World - Part One

16 July 2019

As a continuation of last year's successful programme, teachers of the Kodály Institute, with the support from the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the assistance of local embassies and cultural institutions, repeatedly held workshops and concerts in the past few months from New-Zealand to Chile, from Norway to the USA, from Japan to Portugal.

Our two-part report summarises the experiences.

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African guests at the Institute

7 June 2019

Organised by the Committee for the Intangible Cultural Heritage, representatives of musical and cultural institutions from Africa (e.g. Botswana, Kenya) visited the Institute on 5 June.

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The Results of KODÁLY HUB: Sing. Learn. Share. Project

5 June 2019

All partners in this project share a firm belief that “music should belong to everyone” - it is crucial that every child (not just the privileged few) should have access to music education from the early years. Why is it important to start music education in early childhood and why should it be for everyone? The key is the proven benefits of music, the so called “musical transfer effect”. If children receive high quality, meaningful music education from a young age it is very likely to have a positive effect in many areas including: cognitive ability, literacy, numeracy, social and personal skills.

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Student concerts in May

Student concerts in May

14 May 2019

The exam concert of the Advanced Choral Conducting Course was held on 10 May. It was soon followed by the traditional closing concert of the 2018-2019 academic year on 12 May. 

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Ida Erdei passed away

12 April 2019

It is with deep regret that we learned about the passing away (4 April) of Ida Erdei, retired professor of the Kodály Institute. 

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About the documentary "Kodály belongs to all of us"

15 March 2019

A documentary film directed by Attila Kékesi and Gábor Zsigmond Papp on the worldwide adaptation of the Kodály-concept featuring examples from the United States, Portugal, England, Finland, Scotland, The Netherlands, China, Japan, Australia.

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Special Week at the Institute - 11-16 February, 2019

Special Week at the Institute - 11-16 February, 2019

18 February 2019

Every year, the Institute organises a 3-5-day long programme in February or March, when, instead of the regular lessons, students have the opportunity to enjoy a variety of special lectures, workshops and other activities that do not fit into the regular timetable.

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30th International Kodály Seminar

30 January 2019

Applications are welcome to the 30th International Kodály Seminar which will be held between 15 and 26 July, 2019

Application deadline: 15 April

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KÓTA Lifetime Achievement Award to Péter Erdei

20 January 2019

Péter Erdei, founding director of the Kodály Institute, an Artist of Merit of Hungary and Liszt and Bartók-Pásztory Prize winner, who started his conducting career 50 years ago, received the award on 20 January, 2019 at a festive concert held in the ceremonial hall of the St Imre Cistercian High School of Buda.

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Zoltán Kodály Award to the Institute’s Deputy Director

14 October 2018

Dr Laura Zita Kéri, deputy director of the Kodály Institute of the Liszt Academy of Music received the Zoltán Kodály Award of the town of Kecskemét this year. The Award was presented by Dr Gábor Zombor, member of parliament, on the occasion of the 650th birthday of the town in the József Katona Theatre on 2 October, 2018.

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